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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 22, 2014 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Old Question: How did you know?

No, I didn't only mean shows. I'm interested in anything that got you started, be it an album, a concert, a bootleg, a slightly odorous hippy chick who said if you gave her a lift to SPAC she'd be "oh, so grateful", whatever.

I guess I was lucky in that fact that I hadn't been overly exposed to the earlier recordings before I went to shows so I carried no preconceived notions of what I wanted to hear. What I did carry, however, seemed to give the police a preconceived notion of the right to search and seizure.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 22, 2014 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Old Question: How did you know?

Oh yeah, I got ya; I was just thinking we all talked about it long ago, but it's defn worth a "re run"...esp this biz if you weren't hooked until, or during, a show, rather than via studio and what you read, etc., etc.

Again, for me, it was how the DEAD in the early 70s, represented the counter culture I'd missed, as to why I wanted so much to get on the bus...and though I keep talking about it as if I hated it, as JOTS made me fess up, sure, I loved all of it, it was only in my overly analytical mind that I kept thinking, "hmmm, where's that harder, rocking sound?" or "those great studio vocals" and so on...thus, for me, the live thing never really was a factor; I didn't go and hear "transcendent jams" or some such...which I would've loved...some were good, but, really, I was always wanting that "pre-conceived notion".

My bad, clearly.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 24, 2014 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Old Question: How did you know?

It was when I gave Bobby his 24th blow job from a guy?
Talk about overly exposed and a slightly odorous bootleg...

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